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Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

1034 THL

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains copies of speeches and pamphlets regarding Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson, several of which were written by acquaintances of the General. Also included is a photocopy of a letter from Gen. Jackson to Gen. Walker, 1862. There are no signed manuscripts in this collection.
(1 box) Last updated 10/15.

BIOGRPAHICAL/HISTORICAL: Thomas J. Jackson was born January 21, 1824 in Clarksburg, VA, graduated West Point in 1846, served in Mexico, and became an instructor at Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in 1851. He was appointed Colonel of Virginia forces in 1861 and commissioned Brigadier General soon after. His brigade included the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Twenty-seventh, and the Thirty-third Virginia and the Rockbridge Battery. He spent the majority of the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley, VA. He died on May 10, 1863, and was buried in Lexington, VA.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Warner, Ezra J. Generals in Gray Lives of the Confederate Commanders. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1959.

CITE AS: Stonewall Jackson Collection, 1034 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.



Advertisements: Using Stonewall Jackson to promote products, 1943, c1960, 3 items, printed (photocopy)

Article: “Virginia’s Battleground of Boy Heroes,” Southern Living, July 1968,

2 leaves, typescript, copy of article,

Article: “The Life of Stonewall Jackson by a Virginian,” July 21, 1863,
2 leaves, manuscript copy of article, not by author,

Article: “Stonewall Brigade,” from “The Right Arm of Lee and Jackson,” by James I. Robertson Jr. in Civil War History, Vol. III, No. 4, Dec. 1957
5 leaves, typescript copy of article, not by author,

Article: “General Jackson’s Prayer” told by J.K. Knudson, Philadelphia, PA: The Presbyterian, Feb. 27, 1936, 1 leaf, printed

Article: “Jackson’s First War-time Portrait--the Widow’s Favorite—a rare photograph of “Stonewall the legend,” by Ben Ritter, published in Civil War Times Illustrated, Feb. 1979, p. 36-39

Articles: Stonewall Jackson’s Arm—news articles, 4 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Article: “Stonewall Jackson’s Only Wartime Drink,” New York Times Magazine, Jan. 28, 1923,
2 leaves, typescript of article
1 leaf, printed of telegram from W.P. McGuire to Confederate Veteran, Jan. 30, 1923, regarding truth of article, 1 leaf, typescript

Article: “Stonewall’s School Days,” published in West Virginia Hillbilly, Sept. 9, 1967, p. 132 pages—printed, manuscript (photocopy)

Article: Jackson, Mary Anna Morrison—unnumbered, printed

Ephemera: Stonewall Jackson Medal, 6 leaves (photocopy)

Letter: Gen. T.J. Jackson to Gen. John G. Walker, Sept. 14, 1862, regarding capture of Harper’s Ferry
2 leaves, photostat

Memoir: Preston, Julia Jackson Christian—A Patchwork of Quilt Memories (granddaughter of General Thomas Jackson), 1 item, printed

News articles – unnumbered, printed (photocopy)

Publication: Stonewall Jackson’s Chaplain by Beverly Tucker Lacy, “Mary Anna Jackson’s Question to Preserve a Likeness of Her Husband for Julia and Posterity” (Chapter 46), 1 item, printed, nd, 6 pages

Publication: The Life of Lieut. Gen. T.J. Jackson by an Ex-cadet, Richmond, VA: printed and published by James E. Goode, 1863, 1 item, printed, 128 pages

Publication: Stonewall Jackson—a Character Sketch, by H.H. Smith, n.d., 1 item, printed, 48 pages

Publication: Stonewall Jackson’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862, by Edward T. Downer, Lexington, VA: Stonewall Jackson Memorial Inc., 1959, 1 item, printed, 25 pages

Speech: Stonewall Jackson—Address of Col. R.P. Chew delivered at the Virginia Military Institute, June 19, 1912, Lexington, VA: Rockbridge Co. News Print, 1912,
1 item, printed, 64 pages (bound)

Speech: “Stonewall Jackson,” an address by Hunter McGuire, M.D., published by A.E. Dickinson, Richmond, VA, Dec. 15, 1899, 1 item, printed, 17 pages

Speech: Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Christian—an address by Henry Tucker Graham, delivered at a commencement in West Virginia [1937],
2 items, printed, 14 pages